Have you ever wondered how big the town or village was where your ancestors lived? Does your family history show how far they may have walked in order to find work? What were the closest parishes to the village where they met their spouse? What did your surname distribution look like?
Today's maps are covered with motorways and towns that did not exist a hundred years or more ago. Parish Chest has a wealth of Maps and Atlases that will give you the opportunity to see how villages have turned into towns and where surnames were most popular. Geographical comparisons with today's maps will provide a wealth of history of the growth of communities.